December 25, 2011

Winter University Course on Negotiation, Professional Relationship, and Protocols

Winter University Course on Negotiation, Professional Relationship, and Protocols will be held on February 16-22, 2012 in Kosovo. This course will develop your understanding of the principles, strategies, and tactics of effective negotiation and professional relationship management. You will also increase awareness and understanding of ethical principles and stakeholder considerations that influence the choices offered and made in transactions and relationships. You will learn to identify and assess the variables in negotiations, develop sound negotiation planning techniques, develop an understanding of various strategies and tactics to use as you ethically resolve conflicts, transactional and interpersonal differences. Learn how to use that knowledge to execute effective dispute resolutions, and improved competence to manage professional relationships. The course methodology is highly participative and utilizes class discussion, assigned readings, and simulations in one-on-one, fishbowl, and group situations.

December 23, 2011

Ljubljana Summer School - Take the Best from East & West 2012

Applications are now open for the 2012 edition of the international summer school Take the Best from East & West held at the Economic Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The summer school will take place on 9-27 July 2012.

The Ljubljana Summer School is a three-week programme. It is open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Over three exciting and challenging weeks, students attend courses, interact with managers during company visits, discover the local culture and socialise with people from all around the world.  Students will be able to choose from among many courses which are academically challenging and intellectually stimulating. Discussions between professors and students through various interactive teaching methods are strongly encouraged. Coming from Slovenia and all over the world, the lecturers are experts in their chosen fields and actively involved in academic research; many act as advisers and consultants to companies and the government.

December 16, 2011

Prague Summer Schools 2012

Center for Public Policy (CPVP) in cooperation with the Institute for European and National Strategies (InStrategy) will organize various Summer Schools between 30 June and 7 July 2012:

+Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology
+European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe

Prague Summer Schools (PSS), Czech Republic are designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various academic backgrounds from the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and other parts of the world to learn and enjoy their holidays in a unique academic and cultural environment.

Prague Summer Schools have lots to offer for every student. Please chose the program according to your field of study or your interests and spend a socially and culturally intensive, as well as academically challenging week in Prague!

December 12, 2011

World Business Dialogue 2012

The “World Business Dialogue” is the world’s largest student-run business convention. Here, 60 top-class personalities from economy, science and politics enter a discussion about economically and socially relevant, future-oriented topics with 300 international students and just as many executives, notably from German companies. For 25 years, Cologne University is converted into a convention centre for the economic elite for two days. 

Also known under its former title “Deutscher Wirtschaftskongress”, the World Business Dialogue will once again take place on March 14-15, 2012 for the 15th time. The convention’s organisation is realized by the members of the Organisationsforum Wirtschaftskongress e.V. (OFW), where approximately 40 students are responsible for the project’s success. Furthermore, during the period leading up to the convention, the OfW e.V. is assisted by sponsors and a supporting team of 200 students who allow for the smooth running of the convention.

December 6, 2011

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes 2012 for Developing Countries

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are designed to promote capacity building within organisations in 61 countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organisations. This is done by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organisations.

The scholarships allow candidates to receive a postgraduate education and to earn a Dutch degree. 

December 4, 2011

International Study Programmes at the University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam, ranked among the top 30 universities in Europe and the top 100 worldwide, has one of the largest numbers of international Master's study programmes of any university in Europe, with over 120 taught in English and several of the courses offered being unique to the UvA. Study programmes at the UvA offer a high level of autonomy. Respect for each individual's opinions and convictions are central in the Netherlands' diverse and plural society.

For 2012-2013, the UvA has a large number of Master's and Research Master's international programmes covering a broad range of disciplines and topics. Regular Master's programmes usually take a year and lead, upon successful completion, to the award of an MSc, MA or LLM degree. Research Master's programmes take two years and prepare candidates to pursue and develop a career in academic research or associated professions.

December 3, 2011

STEP Beyond Travel Grants

STEP Beyond Travel grants fund up-and-coming artists and cultural workers - with a priority to individuals up to 35 years and/or in the first 10 years of their career - to travel between EU and countries bordering the EU. Since 2003, STEP  - which stands for ‘Supporting Travel for European Partnerships’ - Beyond Travel Grants have supported the movement of hundreds of people across European borders by providing between €250 and €700. In 2010, we awarded 159 individual travel grants of between €250 and €700.

Funding mobility and exchange links closely to ECF’s overall objectives and specifically to our European Neighbourhood programme, which currently works with organisations in Moldova, Ukraine and Turkey. Also high on our agenda is support for people and projects in the Arab-Mediterranean regions. We especially welcome applications for STEP Beyond Travel Grants from these regions.

December 2, 2011

TEEME Fellowships 2012

The EACEA (The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, funders of the programme) will award 8 Fellowships for 2012 entry (Category A: 5; Category B: 3). In addition, all EMJDs are invited to compete for further Category A Fellowships in the Western Balkans/Turkey window.

To be admitted to the programme, candidates must present convincing outlines for research projects that are comparative and interdisciplinary in conception, that bear a clear relation to present needs and debates, and that span at least two different linguistic, religious and/or ethnic cultures within Europe, or that relate one European with one non-European culture, in the period 1400 to 1700, or in later political or cultural uses and representations of early modern literature and history. A project on Shakespeare, for instance, would be expected to look beyond formal or philological questions focused on individual plays and consider instead wider cultural issues, such as the relations between the plays and specific historical, social or intellectual dynamics in Europe and beyond, or perhaps Shakespeare’s impact on European, American, African or Asian cultures. 

November 30, 2011

Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme, University of Oxford

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow from transition and emerging economies by providing outstanding university graduates and young professionals with the opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford and access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

Overall, the programme provides Scholars with the knowledge, skills and international networks necessary to contribute optimally to public life in their countries and regions of origin and to build lasting professional linkages across cultures and continents.

November 29, 2011

Millennium Youth Camp 2012 in Helsinki

Technology Academy Finland and the Finnish Science Education Centre LUMA organize the next Millennium Youth Camp to be held in Helsinki Metropolitan Region, Finland in June 2012. During this camp, about 30 talented and young people from different parts of the world will meet for a week to work together on different projects on mathematics, science and technology. These young people will also get a chance to meet famous scientists as well as the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize Winner during this event.

The Millennium Youth Camp is held on an annual basis, attended by students from all continents. In 2011, almost 1500 young people from a hundred different countries applied to take part. One of the camp’s primary goals is to encourage young scientists to network at an early stage in their careers and help them launch a career in science or technology.

November 25, 2011

Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference 2012 - Istanbul

EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul will take place in Istanbul, Turkey with the support of Istanbul Economic Research Association. The conference will be held on May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2012 at the Taksim Nippon Hotel. Abstract submission for the EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul is now open.


We would also like to announce publication opportunities for qualified papers presented at the EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul. Qualified papers will be published in the EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review). EBES journals are indexed in the Cabell's Directory, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, RePEc, EBSCO Business Source Complete, ProQuest ABI/Inform, and EconLit (EER). Interested EBES 2012 Conferences participants can also resubmit their full papers for the EBES 2012 Anthology (has an ISBN number) which is published annually and includes papers presented in the EBES 2012 Conferences.

November 11, 2011

2012–2013 Fellows Program in Imperial Legacies and International Politics in the Post-Soviet Space

The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies - Harvard University’s center for interdisciplinary research and study of Russia and the countries surrounding it - is pleased to announce the theme for its 2012–2013 Fellows Program. The Fellows Program brings together scholars at early and later stages in their careers to consider a common theme spanning the social sciences and humanities. Professors Timothy Colton (Government) and Serhii Plokhii (History) will coordinate the 2012–2013 program. We are interested in applications from scholars currently working on our chosen theme, or equally those working on unrelated themes, but who are interested in exploring our theme. (Note that scholars whose work does not address the selected theme are encouraged to apply for fellowships at the Davis Center, and their applications will receive full consideration.)

November 10, 2011

6th Annual Graduate Conference in European History

Paper submissions are welcomed for the 6th Annual Graduate Conference in European History - Transformation in European History - that will be held in Vienna, Austria, on May 3–5, 2012. 

The “transition” of political systems in Southern Europe and Latin America since the 1970s and the revolutionary changes in Central and Eastern Europe in 1989/91 have resulted in the rise of “transformation studies” in social sciences. The term transformation is commonly understood as the politically steered transition from communist dictatorship to democracy, from a planned to a market economy, and from a closed to an open society. In contrast to this teleological reading the 6th GRACEH conference intends to explore a historical approach to transformation. A very broad working definition of the term would characterize transformation as a “period of especially intense and accelerated structural changes on a political, social, economic, and cultural level” that were caused by major political and social upheavals such as the breakdown of the continental empires in 1918, the French Revolution in the late 18th century, or the Reformation. Unlike the social sciences, we wish to broaden the application as far back as to the beginning of modern age. In what way can this concept of transformation be applied to contemporary, modern and early modern contexts? What kind of adjustments of the concept are required for the historicization of transformation?

November 7, 2011

Master Grants from the University of Bern

The Universität Bern offers six Master Grants for the academic year 2012/13 for excellent international students. The grant consists of 1'600 CHF per month for the duration of the Master's programme (standard period of study). Application files will be examined by a selection committee. Criteria for selection are academic excellence and the candidate's potential and motivation.

For further information about the Master's programmes offered at our university, please contact the concerned Department directly. All Master’s programmes of the University of Bern are offered except “Biomedical Sciences”. 

November 4, 2011

Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion, Vienna

The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion (DIBT) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to conduct research on international business taxation. DIBT provides high-quality interdis­ciplinary training for graduates in the field of interna­tional taxation, including and combining the disciplines of public finance, international tax law and cross-bor­der tax management.

DIBT focuses on high-quality academic education and internationally competitive research. It is aimed at the future elite of scholars and provides interdisciplinary training in taxation of enterprises‘ cross-border activi­ties, drawing on and combining the core disciplines public finance, international tax law, and cross-border tax management. By then expanding tax training to non-traditional yet highly relevant disciplines such as economic psychology, history, political science, ethics, and legal philosophy as well as organizational behavior and decision making, a broadening of horizons and a more comprehensive approach to research questions is achieved.

November 3, 2011

Geneva International Student's Program 2012

The Geneva International Student's Program 2012 offered by the University of Geneva will take place from February 20, 2012 to May 25, 2012. Application deadline is extended until November 15, 2011. 

It is a 3-month competitive program with
  • Intensive French language courses
  • Multidisciplinary courses taught in English
  • Exams for 30 transferable ECTS credits
  • Discovery of an international city at the heart of Europe

...designed for international students. 

October 31, 2011

Master of Arts in Black Sea Cultural Studies

Applications are now open for the Master of Arts in Black Sea Cultural Studies at the School of Humanities of the International Hellenic University, Greece. The next intake - October 2012.   


Entry requirements 

To be considered for an MA programme, candidates are required to have: a good university degree (original transcripts) from a recognised University; proof of English competence (proficiency, recently acquired IELTS or TOEFL); two academic references; a personal interview may be required.

    October 28, 2011

    CEU Degree Programs and Scholarships 2012-2013

    The world-known Central European University invites applications for its 2012-2013 degree programs. Located in one of Europe's most elegant capital cities, Budapest, accredited in both the USA and Europe, CEU offers a uniquely international atmosphere of academic excellence, critical reflection, and social engagement. CEU students come from over 100 countries of five continents, our faculty - from 30 countries. There is no predominant national majority. This uniquely international atmosphere is one of the most appealing aspects of our student life. Any CEU graduate has an international network of personal and professional contacts enhancing their lives and careers.

    CEU and all its degree programs are registered and accredited in the US. The University and an increasing number of its programs are also accredited in Hungary. In addition, several CEU degrees are awarded jointly with other leading European universities. Thus, CEU education is globally recognized and highly valued opening unique career prospects for its graduates all over the world.

    October 24, 2011

    Learning Arabic Language and Culture in Morocco

    An Arabic Language and Culture session is a special activity that the Forum Communication des Cultures (FCC) organizes this year. The sessions will be held in Youssoufia/Rabat, Morocco.

    The objectives of this activity are:
    - Giving to people the opportunity to get basic knowledge about Arabic language and culture. That knowledge could be useful for him in their studies or in their daily life or in their travels in countries speaking this language.
    - Giving the opportunity to people to get in touch with the Moroccan culture and its way of life, and in consequences achieve a fruitful cultural exchange.
    - Giving the opportunity to people has some basic knowledge about this language to brush up it and be adapted to different ways to use it.
    - Trying to connect Volunteers with friends from abroad so as to correspond between them in English or Arabic as a tool to promote their international understaning and knowledge and establish new friendship.

    October 21, 2011

    U-Active Forum: Networking for Developing Youth Projects

    We are pleased to invite you to the first Forum of International Youth Projects, titled “U-Active: Networking for developing youth projects”. The Forum will take place on the 24-26 November, 2011 in Grodno, Belarus. The Forum intends to bring together interesting, initiative and active students all over Europe and let them exchange their ideas by providing informative sessions and learning opportunities with outstanding speakers who have a huge international project experience and a will to help us with idea and project generation.

    October 19, 2011

    Scholarship Competition for the European Master of Fine Art Photography 2012

    The IED Madrid School of Design is holding a scholarship competition for the European Master of Fine Art Photography. The competition is already open for participation and the deadline is November 24, 2011.

    At this point in time, the European Master of Fine Art Photography is the most ambitious proposal for training in artistic photography, and aspires to be a meeting point for artists and professionals to enrich this field in Spain. The academic program, offered in Spanish and English, focuses on the creation of an artistic project and relies on international artists and theorists among its faculty, such as Martin Parr, Elger Esser, Alejandro Castellote and Joan Fontcuberta.

    October 14, 2011

    How to Pack for Studying Abroad

    You’ve done the research, put in the time, taken the tests, secured the scholarships, gotten your passport and you’re on your way out the door and across the pond to a foreign country to study abroad. It’s romantic and daring and you’re almost completely ready to go except for one small detail… one minor issue that you haven’t even begun to tackle: packing. How on earth do you pack for a trip that is months long without taking your entire closet? Have no fear; there are a few different tips to help you pack sensibly for your upcoming adventure, and it doesn’t include every pair of shoes you own. 

    October 12, 2011

    University of Lausanne Master's Grants

    To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis. Please read below to learn more about the application process for 2012.

    Programmes concerned

    Candidates must choose a Master's programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except the Master of Medicine, Master of Arts in Public Management and Policy, Master of Arts in Sciences and Practices of Education. The grant may not be used for any complementary studies required to enroll on the Master’s degree and may not be used for EMBAs or Masters of Advanced studies.

    October 4, 2011

    Campus for Finance – New Year’s Conference 2012

    The next Campus for Finance – New Year’s Conference 2012 under the topic “Sustainable Finance – How to Benefit from Global Mega Trends?!” will be held on January 12-13, 2012 at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar (Koblenz, Germany).

    Application deadline: November 30, 2011. Students are supported with travel subsidies!

    Our aim is to bring together extraordinary people from economics, science, and politics with selected students from all over the world and support the exchange in a unique familiar atmosphere. So you can be excited about inspiring speeches, panel discussions and workshops, as well as extraordinary entrepreneurial talks.

    October 3, 2011

    Enjoy College: Stay Safe!

    Your parents have taught you the basic rules of being safe right? Or at least you have heard them somewhere. Always look both ways before you cross the street. Never get a ride from a stranger. These are rules that you probably grew up learning. But, now, as you are getting ready to go to college, or if you are already there, especially if you study abroad, there are some safety tips that you should abide by when in college. College is a great place to make friends that will last your whole life. There are also people that you may want to steer clear of. Because college is where a lot of people want to “experiment”, keep yourself safe. Avoid situations where you could possibly get hurt. You want to enjoy our college experience to the fullest, you don't want it to be marred by placing yourself in a compromising position.

    These are basic safety tips, but will really help keep you safe.

    September 30, 2011

    Young European of the Year

    The Schwarzkopf-foundation is looking for young people from Europe between the ages of 18 and 26, (i.e. in 2012 the prize winner should not be older than 26) who are imaginative and active in an honorary capacity engaged for the European understanding and integration.

    Young people prepared to grasp the opportunities of our time in forging peaceful coexistence in a Europe of diversity. Each year with this prize the Schwarzkopf Foundation rewards a young European for his/her outstanding commitment to fostering international understanding and the union of Europe.

    September 27, 2011

    Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in Poland

    Centre for Creative Activity is looking for EVS volunteer for the period of February-November 2012. Our project is about promoting voluntarism, building local activism. Volunteer is a person involved in making actions, workshops for youth and children, can also to adults. During EVS you will be involved in coordinating local and international projects, fundraising, writing application for grants and working at school:))) also sometimes you will be involve in travelling in a region with promotion of youth in action and your country! 

    September 20, 2011

    EuroBelgrade 2011

    Euro Belgrade 2011 is an international student sports tournament that is organized by the Faculty of organizational sciences from Belgrade (Serbia) and supported by the entire University of Belgrade. It will take place from 14th to 17th of October and during those four days students will have the opportunity to play futsal, volleyball, basketball or waterpolo during the day and party in the night. All of the games will be played at one place, in a sport complex that is positioned in a forest called Kosutnjak (the very heart of Belgrade nature) which many people find as one of the most beautiful green parts of the city. 

    When you come here, besides playing sports, we will take to you visit some of the most attractive and famous Belgrade sights because our wish is to make you feel as pleasant as you can. We also want you to feel comfortable, so you can choose between three options when it comes to accomodation: you can be situated in a hotel, hostel or a gym. It depends on what you like the best. Our wish is to spread friendship, to strengthen bonds among European students and to become a brand in the next few years. We hope that we will come up with unforgettable experience to all of its participants.

    September 16, 2011

    Studying Abroad? How to Fit in With the Locals

    Studying abroad brings many benefits. It's a good way to experience the wider world and to become a well rounded person who can get along with anyone. But the first time you head off to a foreign study centre or university you might find it a bit challenging. The best way to get a lot from the experience is to integrate yourself fully into the culture. Here are some tips for doing just that.

    Learn the language
    With hundreds of languages worldwide one of the options is studying abroad is a country where your native tongue is not the primary mode of communication. This is not for everyone and you have to decide whether your language skills are adequate for taking instruction in a different language or whether you will follow a course in your native language and spend the rest of the time getting to know the local language. 

    September 14, 2011

    Europeanization: Do We Still Miss the Big Picture?

    The Centre d’Etude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL) of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and the Institute for European Studies (IEE) of the Université libre de Bruxelles are organizing an international conference “Europeanization : Do we still miss the big picture?” on March 29 and 30, 2012 in Brussels.

    Description of the Conference
    The concept of Europeanization can be considered as a tremendous success in the field European Studies of the last 20 years. Already early on the number of approaches to analyze how and “when Europe hits home” has multiplied. While this variety certainly is a strength, it runs a methodological risk: no common definition of Europeanization has been found and more precisely the danger of conceptual stretching occurs. Meanwhile, the first generations of definitions have been abandoned due to their conceptual proximity to concepts European integration, but more comprehensive definitions imply again the complexity of processes of Europeanization and mutual impacts of Europeanization and European Integration.

    September 13, 2011

    Traineeship at European Centre For Modern Languages

    The European Centre For Modern Languages (ECML) in Graz, Austria, has been offering traineeships since 1997. The scheme has proved a highly successful means of developing further contacts between the Centre and its member states. Recruiting young professionals from all over Europe to join its team for a short period both reinforces the Centre’s role as a place of international cooperation and promotes an atmosphere of intercultural learning. For the trainees it often represents their first experience of an international organisation. The scheme which the ECML now offers is the result of a learning process and is adapted to meet the needs both of the Centre and the trainees themselves. 

    Duration & Traineeship Areas 
    The ECML offers traineeships, lasting in general 6 months, twice a year. According to their field of interest applicants can choose the main area in which they would like to be involved (although the tasks will cover a wide variety of areas):
    - organisation of events and meetings;
    - documentation and resources;
    - the Centre’s website;
    - finances and general administration

    September 12, 2011

    How to Improve Your Chances of Getting a Great Scholarship

    With tuition on the rise nearly everywhere and the global economy still stuck in the mud, many students are turning to scholarships to help cover college costs. And really, who wouldn’t want free money?

    But, how do you actually get your hands on this free money? Keep reading for our 10 tips on how to improve your chances of getting a great scholarship.

    1. Earn good grades in high school.
    You don’t need a 4.0 to get a scholarship, but decent grades sure help. If it’s between you and an equally-qualified finalist, your grades can give you the edge you need. So, put your best effort into your high school classes.

    2. Volunteer locally.
    Scholarship committees love students who are active in their communities. Pick a cause you care about and invest your time into it. This will help build your resume, too.

    September 10, 2011

    7th UNESCO Youth Forum

    UNESCO offers young journalists and bloggers the opportunity to participate in the 7th Youth Forum of the 36th UNESCO General Conference, taking place in Paris from 17 to 20 October 2011. Journalists and bloggers who are selected to attend the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum will be able to network with youth delegates from 193 countries, with key members of international organizations and with non-governmental organizations.

    A young blogger from each of UNESCO’s five constituent regions (Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America & Latin America and the Caribbean) will be selected.

    September 9, 2011

    Professional Training on Negotiation and Protocols

    Kosovo Youth Atlantic Treaty Association is organizing professional training on “Negotiation and Protocols” in Durres, Albania on 1 – 6 November 2011. This course will develop your understanding of the principles, strategies, and tactics of effective negotiation and professional relationship management. You will also increase awareness and understanding of ethical principles and stakeholder considerations that influence the choices offered and made in transactions and relationships. 

    You will learn to identify and assess the variables in negotiations, develop sound negotiation planning techniques, develop an understanding of various strategies and tactics to use as you ethically resolve conflicts, transactional and interpersonal differences. Learn how to use that knowledge to execute effective dispute resolutions, and improved competence to manage professional relationships. 

    September 7, 2011

    Think Tank School for Caucasus and Central Asia

    Think Tank School for Caucasus and Central Asia will take place on October 20-22, 2011 in Bazaleti, Georgia. The event is organized by the Lithuanian Free Market Institute and New Economic School Georgia in cooperation with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation (USA) and the Free University (Georgia).

    Topics of the seminar include: fundraising, public relations, management, communication with governments and coalition building. The speakers of the seminar will be experienced professionals from the USA, the EU and Georgia. The event will consist of lectures and workshops where participants will be able to address their specific issues and solve problems.

    We invite members of new think tanks (up to 5 years in operation) as well as individuals who are active, motivated and dedicated to the ideas of liberty. If you fit this description and are willing to participate in this seminar, please send us the following documents by September 26, 2011, to We will select 26 best applicants and provide them with a seminar package (travel, accommodation, meals and event material) for free.

    September 5, 2011

    European Media Work Exchanges

    The MARS programme builds upon previous actions and recommendations made by Council of Europe bodies regarding media pluralism, diversity, fight against discrimination, and intercultural dialogue. Regarding the wide range of media productions, it will focus, though not exclusively, on sport media coverage. If Sport is a major field of investment for the media production and is an important area for building social cohesion, it can be a source of tensions between groups, communities, or even nations.

    By working with all the media actors and by making them work together, MARS offers a way of exchanging and fostering intercultural dialogue between the various groups of the public within the media reach. In this sense, the MARS programme wants to foster mutual understanding, to counter stereotypes and to reduce discriminatory and racist attitudes.

    To go towards achieving this outcome, the MARS programme is offering media professionals (journalism students and trainers, journalists, media managers, etc.) the opportunity to participate in European Media Work Exchanges.

    The MARS Media Work Exchanges are a unique opportunity for media professionals, and future ones, to widen the scope of their media practices and contact pools.

    August 11, 2011

    UniCredit Study Abroad Programme

    UniCredit & Universities Foundation launches a new competition for 8 grants "UniCredit Study Abroad Exchange Programme" aimed at all university students of economics or finance for a period of six months of study exchange programme abroad to/from Serbia and Russia.

    To be eligible for the competition, applicants must be a citizen of one of 22 countries where UniCredit is present and be a university student in the fields of economics or finance in at least her/his 2nd year of study.

    August 8, 2011

    Scholarships at the International Hellenic University

    The International Hellenic University (IHU), Thesalloniki, is Greece’s first state university where programmes are taught exclusively in English. IHU philosophy is based upon a combination of the following three concepts:  Academic Excellence, Practical Relevance, International Outlook. The IHU is based in Thessaloniki, a modern city that has been a crossroads of cultures and civilizations for over 2300 years and provides a multicultural and cosmopolitan environment, where students from all over the world feel comfortable and welcome.

    The International Hellenic University offers a number of scholarships for its programmes, covering a significant portion of the programme fees. These scholarships are competitive. Award criteria include the quality of the first degree and proven financial need.

    August 5, 2011

    International Symposium Shaping Europe 2020: Socio-Economic Challenges

    International Symposium Shaping Europe 2020: Socio-Economic Challenges will take place on 18-19 November 2011 in Bucharest, Romania. The objective of the symposium is to share our experiences in the socio-economic field in the context of Europe 2020. We are living in a changing and unpredictable world, and the only way to cope with it is to build a powerful strategy for EU’s growth that will reflect on our everyday lives.

    Three ambitious pillars are established for this strategy: EU economy should become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy for the mutual benefit of EU member states and sustain their effort to deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.

    August 1, 2011

    International JEF Seminar in Helsinki

    "Fixing a hole – closing the gaps in democracy!" is an international seminar organised by JEF-Europe and JEF-Finland in Helsinki, the capital of Finland from 22 until 28 October 2011.

    To which extend and how is Europe’s youth involved into the democratic procedures on the local, regional, national, European and global level? How can the decreasing demographic weight and a lowering democratic participation be addressed? In which extend do the conventions and charters on rights promoted by the Council of Europe promote the democratic empowerment of young generations? Which is the contribution of youth work to the development of social responsibilities?

    July 26, 2011

    13th International Conference on Finance and Banking

    13th International Conference on Finance and Banking will be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on 12-13 October 2011. Papers are currently accepted for presentation at the conference.

    Subject areas of the conference
    • Financial Crisis; Financial Theory and Financial Crisis; Regulation and Supervision versus Financial Crisis; Central Banks and their Role in Financial Crisis; Structural
    • Impacts of Financial Crisis; Regional Impacts of Financial Crisis; Financial Crisis and Economic and Monetary Union; Impacts of Financial Crisis on Developing Countries;
    • Financial Crisis and Transition Countries; Financial Markets before, during and after Financial Crisis; Risk Management and Financial Crisis; Financial Institutions and
    • Financial Crisis; Financial Crisis and Economic Policy; Rating Agencies and Financial Crisis

    July 22, 2011

    Upcoming Events and Programs for Young Journalists

    “Impossible is Nothing: Reporting on Human Rights and International Conflicts” workshop for young journalists. Apply before Aug. 15!

    How do you create balanced reports from conflict zones where things can change in a matter of minutes? How do you know who is telling you the truth? How can journalists get their facts right? What is the relationship between media coverage and human rights in such conflicts? If these are questions that interest you then we invite you to apply to become one of the 60 young journalists, aged between 18 and 30, reporting from inside the European Parliament in Brussels on Oct. 18-20
    Participants will experience three days of creativity and innovation through political discussions, hands-on media workshops and invaluable insights into the European Parliament and the European media. They will interact with high-level European politicians, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange through practical work and evening cultural activities. Over the course of the three-day workshop, each young journalist will produce a report on the topic of the seminar through their medium of choice - audio, video, print, online or photography. 
    The workshop is organised by the European Parliament and the European Youth Press and is open to citizens and legal residents of the EU member states. 

    July 20, 2011

    Global Youth Summit 2011 in UK

    Applications are accepted for the upcoming Global Youth Summit 2011, which will take place in the UK on 13-19 November, 2011. The call for applications is open for social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers aged 16-19 from around the world.

    If you’re already a Changemaker who has taken part in one of our summits, you can apply for one of the positions as peer facilitator.

    Please note that the application deadline is 24 July 2011!

    July 15, 2011

    5 Ways to Enjoy Your Study Abroad Experience Even If You're Homesick

    For many of us, going abroad is a wonderful experience. In fact, the majority of study abroad students have a wonderful time living abroad, meeting new people, and studying in new academic settings. However, the majority of study abroad students also deal with varying degrees of homesickness.

    The key to overcoming homesickness is to accept it as a part of living abroad and then to figure out ways to both treat it and also compartmentalize it. By this I mean that homesick students should learn to understand what homesickness truly is, which helps them better appreciate their own 'normal' life situation, and then they should use their homesickness as inspiration to make the most of their time abroad. Here are five ways homesick students can overcome homesickness in order to better enjoy their experience abroad.

    July 13, 2011

    Lessons of Liberty International Summer Camp in Bakuriani

    The Lessons of Liberty International Summer Camp will take place on 15-21 August, 2011 in Bakuriani, Georgia. Topic of this year summer camp: Role of Entrepreneur in the Society.
    Issues that will be covered:
    - Planning a Strategy
    - Business organization forms and Business Structures
    - Organizational structures in business companies
    - Leadership versus Management
    - Risk/uncertainty assessment in the project
    - Motivation and human resources in business
    - Monitoring and controlling of business activities
    - Budgeting of business activities
    - Role of entrepreneur in Business process.
    - Prognosis, inquiries and planning – trust or not.
    - International standards.
    - International economic agreements and its business influence.
    - Marketing and innovation.
    - Roles of COO and CFO

    Rochus und Beatrice Mummert Foundation Master’s Scholarships

    The Rochus und Beatrice Mummert Foundation sponsors High Potentials from Central and South Eastern Europe in the fields of economics, business administration, engineering, natural sciences or tourism management. The Program includes, amongst others, a scholarship for 2,5 years for a Master degree at the University of Cologne, the German Sport University Cologne or at the RWTH Aachen. The scholarships are offered within the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Within the programe a 4-5-month internship (usually in the summer semester of the 2nd academic year) a management education is included.

    July 8, 2011

    International Youthcamp 2011

    International Youthcamp2011 will take place on 12-14 August 2011, in Ballerup, Denmark. Active young people from all over the EU will meet to jointly develop ideas, debate democracy and establish networks across geographical borders. The activities at the Youthcamp will strengthen the young people in their work developing projects for and with young people in their local area, and engaging other young people in the democratic decision-making processes.

    The camp consists of a series of workshops, where Danish and foreign presenters talk about e.g. inter alia, international political cooperation, project development and youth participation. The camp also offers social and cultural events, such as film, music, swimming, video art, song writing and much more. As a participant in the camp you will help to shape the camp and its contents.

    July 6, 2011

    The Best Choice For You: Studying Abroad in High School

    When we hear the phrase "semester abroad" most of us think college. While it is most common to study abroad when you are an undergraduate, this is not the only time that students can make this adventure. There are several programs throughout the world geared specifically toward having students study abroad while they are high school students. Also these scholarships for single moms can help get your child through college. In many ways, studying abroad in high school may be a better option for some students and individuals. If you know that you are interested in traveling to another part of the world, studying another language, and going to school in a different learning system, do not limit yourself to only considering this option when you are in college. There are many aspects of studying abroad that lend themselves to doing so as a high school student rather than a college student.

    July 3, 2011

    Planning for Your Studies Abroad: Apply for the Fulbright Scholarship

    If you are looking for an enriching and independent experience abroad, consider applying for the Fulbright scholarship this year. This full scholarship, which is funded mostly the US government, allows you to explore your interests, through research, teaching, university studies, or all of the above. The objective of the program is to increase the exchange of ideas through research and collaboration abroad. The United States government awards about 8,000 grants (4,000 international students) a year, and American Fulbright scholars work or study in any one of the 152 countries which participate in the program.  Fulbright scholars from other countries must conduct their research/teach/study in the US. 

    June 30, 2011

    M100 Youth Media Workshop

    Reach the people! How can we encourage young people to read?

    In recent years, tremendous efforts have been made (by politicians, foundations and educational institutions) to reach poorly educated and politically distant social groups. Unfortunately, the success remained mostly moderate. Instead many young people seem to turn away from politics and the participation in social discussions, obtain less information from newspapers and rather visit chats and forums.

    This development poses big challenges for politics as well as for journalism. Nowadays, media producers (regardless of the genre) are also faced with the question of how to reach people - how to encourage them to read their news and editorials?

    These issues will be addressed at the four-day-long M100 Youth Media Workshop that takes place in Potsdam on
    21 – 26 August 2011 for the 7th time this year.

    June 28, 2011

    European Youth Media Convention 2011 - "Whistleblowing - A New Competition for Journalists?"

    Journalists are facing competition: Platforms like wikileaks reveal scandals, allow unprecedented insights into political strategies, and begin to impinge on the role of the journalist. Apparently, the public receives an additional level of control and knowledge.But is unconditional transparency of political systems, that so-called whistleblowers usually strive for, always beneficial for democracy? And how should journalists respond if they want to prevent a takeover of their distinctive role?
    During this year's European Youth Media Convention, which will take place between the 3rd and the 6th of August in Berlin (Germany), we will try to find answers to these questions and outline the future for young media makers. Participants will have the opportunity to meet up with 39 other young media makers from all over Europe and outline the situations of their own country.

    June 21, 2011

    International Summer School “Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood”

    The 17th CEI International Summer School “Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighborhood” CEI International Summer School will take place in Faenza, Italy, from Sunday 4th to Saturday 17th September 2011.

    Since 1995 the “Europe and the Balkans International Network – Centre for Eastern European and Balkan Studies”, established by the University of Bologna, has been organising a yearly Summer School for post-graduate students from Eastern Europe and from the European Union. Up to the ninth edition, held in 2003, the School was entitled “Post-Communist Transition and European Integration Processes”. Starting from 2004 the School has the title: “Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood”. This title change is explained by the enlargement of the EU towards ten East European Countries in 2004, seven of them belonging to the CEI area that represents the conclusion of the so called “post-communist transition”, at least for this part of Eastern Europe.

    June 19, 2011

    How to Decide if You Should Study Abroad

    The decision to spend a semester or summer abroad is one that shouldn’t be taken lightly; however, if you decide to do it, it helps to know what to expect. Many colleges have special resources that can help you decide what kind of program to choose, and will help you prepare for living abroad. Don’t be afraid to utilize these resources if you are thinking of studying abroad.

    Studying abroad is a great way to learn about other cultures and to master a new language. Learning French or Spanish in the classroom is one thing, but it is quite another to be completely immersed in a non-English speaking country. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people and learn about their culture first-hand.

    June 13, 2011

    Student Congress "United Unique – Searching for a European Identity"

    SFE - Students for Europe - kindly invites you to apply for the 17th International Student Congress to he held in Krakow on October 6-9, 2011 under the general topic "United Unique –  Searching for a European Identity".

    Benefits for You:
    • Meet over 100 highly motivated students from all over Europe!
    • Listen to speeches of a variety of European personalities!
    • Engage in controversial discussions combined with a personal atmosphere!
    • Enjoy the city of Krakow through city tours and evening activities!
    • Participate in our Essay Challenge and win extraordinary prices (e.g. reimbursement of attendance fee)
    • Meet company representatives of our partners!

    June 10, 2011

    Education Abroad and Its Value on the Job Market

    If you want to get ahead in today’s competitive, global job market, you need to have an edge. Studying abroad in college can give you that edge by helping you stand out from other job hunters. Plus, it’s an experience that can really open up your career path.

    According to a study by The Institute for the International Education of Students, covering 3,400 people who had studied abroad, “eight out of ten students who had interned abroad said that they had acquired skill sets that influenced their future career paths, such as working for a multi-national organization, getting a job overseas or volunteering internationally.”

    Here are just 5 of the many useful skills you can pick up on a study abroad trip that will better prepare you for the job market.

    June 9, 2011

    Liberty Seminars 2011

    This fall the Lighthouse Association will organize the 4th edition of Liberty Seminars, held on September 13-26, 2011 at Lake Bohinj, Slovenia.

    1) Liberty Camp 2011 is a week-long seminar that actively explores the historical, philosophical and economic foundations of a free society through engaging lectures, small group discussions, movie screenings, debates and presentations. In an intellectually stimulating environment, develop a deeper understanding of the challenges facing Europe today. Explore and discuss a range of issues:
    • The origins, meaning and theories of individual rights
    • The rule of law and property rights in a free society
    • Government’s powers and its limitations
    • Theories of justice
    • The nature of a liberal democracy
    • Ways of strengthening civil society

    June 6, 2011

    Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships 2011-2012

    The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and PhD students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen”). We expect our scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice

    June 3, 2011

    Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE) 2011

    The forthcoming weeklong seminar for "Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders" (CDE) will take place in Berlin, on July 4th – 10th, 2011. In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the next CDE Weeklong Seminar will focus in particular on the following theme "The EU as a Global Actor – From the Inside Out: The Internal Development of the European Union and its Future Role in an Interdependent World".

    Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE) is a network of young, influential people from across the world, who have an interest in exploring and strengthening relations between European States. The program is based on the recognition that the increasing economic and political integration of the European Union must be accompanied by sustained activity to ensure that public opinion and relations between individual member states, and between member-states and non members states, remain positive and constructive at the grass roots level.